What's your favorite way to craft? Do you like to sew? (I love the Sewing and Stitchery Expo!) Knit? Paint? Create masterpieces in the kitchen? March is National Craft Month, and a great reason to share some craft time with the kids. The library has books on all sorts of crafts to inspire you. Check out both the kids section and the books for grownups, too. One that I read lately was Cut-up Couture by Koko Yamase. Do you have an aspiring knight, princess, or Dragon-slayer at your house? There's a cool book in the kid's section called Medieval Castle Adventure Crafts by Anna Llimos. There are also many resources on the web. March is National Craft Month Click here for a webpage with some great family craft ideas to get you started.
It's never too early, (and never too late!) to start crafting with your family. With the little ones, the hand eye coordination they develop as they cut, color, glue, etc. is an all-important step to reading and writing. As kids gain experience, they can attempt more ambitious projects (hmmmm.... is it time to start creating presents yet?) Crafting as a family can be a fun way to spend an evening.